Monthly Archives: December 2013

Projecteo | a slide show in your pocket

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You love your smartphone camera and love sharing your pics on instagram (even if sometimes your friends don’t), but you’re nostalgic for those good ol’ days where the family huddled together in the dark and watched as slide shows magically illuminated our living room walls. Well nostalgic instagrammer, you can now have the best of both worlds thanks to a wonderful invention called Projecteo.

Here’s how Projecteo works. You sign into your instagram account and pick nine images you want in your slide show. The folks over at the company develop your images onto 35mm Kodak film and put them on a slide reel. Finally the Projecteo, which fits in the palm of your hand, is sent to you along with your 9 pic reel. 

Now all you need is a dark living room and some friends willing to watch your Selfies in Singapore slideshow. The Projecteo will cost you $34.98 with free worldwide delivery and if you enter the promo code FRIEND06TQ, you’ll get 5 bucks off. Visit getprojecteo.com to get your hands on this fun little toy.

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Falling back to earth with Cai Guo-Qiang

The solo exhibition, entitled “Falling Back to Earth’, at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is truly remarkable.

The name of the exhibition, which features a series of large-scale installations was derived from the poem, ‘Ah, homeward bound I go!’, by the fourth century poet, Tao Yuanming.

‘The text captures the concept behind the exhibition, and expresses the idea of going home, returning to the harmonious relationship between man and nature, and re-embracing the tranquillity in the landscape,’ says Cai.

Heritage, the first of the installations features 99 scale models of animals from different regions in the world, drinking from a clear blue lake.

Eucalyptus, is a 31-metre tree which the artist has suspended along GOMA’s central Long Gallery. The tree came from a plantation earmarked for clearing for urban community development.

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Head On, probably my favorite piece in the exhibit features 99 life size sculptures of wolves in motion. It’s almost like a time lapse image of a pack of wolves leaping into the air in attack mode, and being stopped by a glass barrier. It’s absolutely mind-blowing.

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To see more of Cai Guo-Qiang’s incredible work, and it truly is incredible, visit caiguoqiang.com or visit his blog caiguoqiang.wordpress.com

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